Peak District and Yorkshire Dales Forecast

Covers the whole of the southern and central Pennines. Includes Cumbrian fells within the Yorkshire Dales NP extension.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 22nd March 2019
Forecast last updated on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 4:36pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Southwest winds; gale force across Lakes/N Pennines/S Uplands and storm force over the Highlands. Extensive low cloud across the hills with patches of drizzle ahead of a cold front that will push southeast through the day bringing a period of heavier rain to all hills. Colder air into Scotland later with snow showers in west.

Headline for Peak District and Yorkshire Dales

Extensive hill fog, local breaks south/east. A little drizzle, steadier rain later.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 25 to 35mph; strongest across the Yorkshire Dales where perhaps locally 40mph for a time.

Effect of wind on you?

Generally arduous conditions, locally very gusty through passes and cols. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Risk rain becoming heavy Yorks Dales

Patches of drizzle, mostly across the western Yorks Dales. Elsewhere, only rare spots of drizzle. Later in the afternoon, steadier rain will develop across all areas as a cold front moves down from the northwest.

Cloud on the hills?

Most persistent western Yorks Dales

Extensive hill fog across the hills above 400-600m, lowest bases western Yorks Dales. Some local breaks developing for a time across Peak District and perhaps the eastern Dales, before cold front arrives.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Glimpses of sun mostly eastern valleys. Visibility locally good for a time, but often murky on western hills, particularly in drizzle.

Temperature (at 600m)

5 to 7C, but may lower to 2C from northwest by evening.

And in the valleys

Reaching 11 to 15C, warmest eastern valleys. If rain develops from northwest, dropping several degrees.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd March 2019

Colder conditions over the weekend with freezing levels ranging between 700 and 1000m. Snow or hail showers focused on W Scotland, becoming increasingly frequent through Sunday when another swathe of gales will affect the Highlands. Drier elsewhere, with just a few showers; these mainly across the Lakes and E Scotland. Into next week, higher pressure will extend across the UK bringing a period of quieter weather with lighter winds and occasional sunshine. Temperatures slowly rising by day, although frosts forming in the valleys/glens at night. Weak fronts may edge into W Scotland at times introducing some low cloud and drizzle here for a time.

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